NIHUB Nurse Innovator Startup Bootcamp Cohort Curriculum
April 15th – April 30th, 2021
RSVP TO ATTEND PITCH DAY
LIVE Welcome & Introductions: Thursday, April 15th @ 3:00pm EST
Keynote Speaker: Thursday, April 15th @3:15pm EST
Rules of Clinical Engagement: Why Partnerships With Clinical Organizations Are Important For Any Healthcare Startup
Hospitals, academic institutions, and big pharm can serve as a crucial resource and partner for healthcare startups, benefiting all involved, most importantly the patients.
Taura L. Barr Ph.D., RN, FAHA is Chief Science Officer at Valtari Bio Inc. and Associate Professor of Nursing at Ohio State University. Prior to Valtari Bio, Dr. Barr was an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University. She received her BSN and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Her team is involved in innovative interdisciplinary partnerships between academia, government, and industry partners, aimed at characterizing how individual variation (genes, environment, and immunity) plays a role in recovery from brain injury (stroke and traumatic brain injury). She has received $5 million in grant funding, and $4 million in venture financing to support her research and has over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals, one issued patent, and multiple patent filings under review.
Emily Reiser PhD – Texas Medical Center Innovation
Jackie Lyles – CEO, Jackie Lyles Group
Paul Robke – President, Sparrow Software
Sarah Biber PhD – Innovation Manager, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health Science University
Rachel Dixon – Executive Director, Prime Health
Susan Solinsky – Director, Women’s Health Tech Initiative, HITLAB
Panel Discussion: Thursday, April 15th @ 4pm EST
Powering Nurse-led Startups: Building For The Future Of Healthcare
Nurses of today and tomorrow have the opportunity to pioneer change. Dive into an engaging discussion with thought leaders from nursing, medicine and technology on how nurse-led startups are the wave of the future in improving patient outcomes to developing new policies for better care.
Startup Development Strategy - LIVE Friday, April 16th @ 1pm - 3pm EST
Instructor: Jules Sherman MFA | JS Design Group
Jules Sherman will teach Design Thinking & Product Development for your healthcare startup. Jules Sherman is a product designer and educator. For the past decade she has focused on designing medical devices and services for the healthcare industry, Stanford Medicine and Children’s National Hospital.
Instructor: Aaron Chavez | Argent Strategies
Aaron Chavez will lead you through Business Model Development & Executive Strategy for your startup. Aaron comes from a Wall Street background and served as an analyst and associate at Barclays Investment Bank in Manhattan. His work centers around equity capital markets and investor engagement for businesses in industries ranging from Financial, FinTech, and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies. Aaron supported the raise of billions of dollars of capital over his tenure.
Effective Early-Stage Marketing Strategy - (On Demand) Monday, April 19th
Instructor: Lindsay LaShell, Marketing Expert | CEO of Diamond + Branch
Marketing your business is one of the most crucial steps towards profitability, but with so many responsibilities, most early-stage founders struggle to effectively market their company and reach their target customers. Learn from Lindsay LaShell, Marketing Expert and CEO of Diamond + Branch, about some of the best practices for overcoming hurdles for early-stage companies in achieving financial sustainability and growth through marketing.
Legal Matters - LIVE Tuesday, April 20th @ 1pm - 2pm EST
Instructor: Delphine O’Rourke | Goodwin
This training will cover everything you want to know about legal services for your startup. Delphine O’Rourke, will outline some of the ways to make sure your startup is ready to scale and why it matters to be set up correctly. Delphine is nationally recognized for her work with femtech founders and is a huge supporter of women-led businesses. She is a partner in Goodwin’s Life Sciences group and Healthcare practice, and is a member of Goodwin’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact Investing teams. Delphine’s healthcare and femlaw practice serves innovative founders, companies and funders in the health and wellness industry – with a dedication to improving the lives of women. Delphine O’Rourke counsels health companies, hospitals & healthcare systems, and investors on the regulatory frameworks that drive their business.
Understanding Reimbursement Strategy & Return On Investment - (On Demand) Wednesday, April 21st
Instructor: Carole Klove RN, JD | General Counsel & Chief Nursing Officer, Elemeno Health
Being able to answer, “Will my device get reimbursed?” is critical, even for early stage companies. From early investment rounds, investors want assurance of a return on their investment, and while they may not expect early stage companies to have all the reimbursement answers, they do expect companies to have identified the correct reimbursement questions. In this training Carole Klove will focus on why it is important to create an implementable business strategy that highlights and incorporates obtaining reimbursement and defining the value proposition and return on investment for a product so it can be successfully commercialized in the ever-changing healthcare environment. Carole has over 35 years of experience in healthcare as a nurse, an attorney (partner at Davis Wright Tremaine), a consultant (partner at Deloitte), and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer at both UCLA and Stanford. Most recently, she led process improvement and governance projects at UCSF. Carole takes a practical approach to address healthcare operations, with an ultimate goal of improving systems and organization performance through innovation.
Raising Capital - LIVE Thursday, April 22nd @ 6pm - 7pm EST
Instructor: Yatin Patel, MD FACP | Founder & CEO, Mission Growth Investments & D4HI Venture Fund
Interested in learning about what makes investors excited about some startups, but not others? Is it the product, the traction, the market, the team, the story, or something else entirely? In this live training, you will hear directly from Dr. Yatin Patel, a seasoned investor about what metrics really matter, so you can focus your energy, and stop wasting your efforts on things that don’t really matter. Yatin is an Internist with a passion for supporting startups that will have a positive impact on people’s health and lives. As managing partner at D4HI Venture Fund 2021, he desires to facilitate investments by physicians in early stage healthcare startups and support them in their journey to success. Yatin’s previous experience includes investments in over 50 startups as an angel investor and through online platforms. In 2019, he co-founded Mission Growth Investments (MGI), a physician group investing in healthcare startups.
How I Raised Capital - (On Demand) Friday, April 23rd
Instructor: Arup Roy-Burman, MD | Co-Founder & CEO, Elemeno Health
Hear from a founder who has experience raising money – lots of it! Arup will walk you through how Elemeno Health secured funding, and highlight the mistakes they made along the way, so you can be sure to avoid them while offering you a window into what’s possible for you once you raise money and scale your startup. Dr. Arup Roy-Burman, is a pediatric physician and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF. Arup is also the founder and CEO of Elemeno Health, a mobile platform that helps healthcare organizations engage frontline staff to deliver consistent best practice, and bring quality, safety, and efficiency to the point of care.
Investor Pitch Training - LIVE Monday, April 26th @ 6pm - 8:30pm EST
Instructor: Susan Solinsky | LP, How Women Invest
Susan Solinsky s the Chief Growth Officer at Ellipsis Health, a health tech company that has pioneered the first AI-powered, speech-based vital sign to quantify depression and anxiety for scalable behavioral health management. She also serves as the Director of HITLAB’s Women’s Health Tech Initiative and is a a founding LP of the How Women Invest Fund. The How Women Invest Fund is dedicated to shifting the venture capital landscape by supporting women-led companies, with a focus on women of color.
Instructor: Brittany Barreto, PhD | Executive Director, FemTech Focus
Dr. Brittany Barreto is the Co-Founder, Executive Director, and Podcast Host of FemTech Focus. which has over 100 episodes, 30K downloads, and subscribers in 100 countries. FemTech Focus has assisted hundreds of femtech founders to build, launch, and succeed through their events, resources, and market research reports. Additionally, Brittany is founding partner and emerging fund manager at Coyote Ventures, an early-stage femtech investment firm.
Instructor: Nikila Ravi, MBA | Ventures Sr. Program Director, Banner Innovation Group
As the Sr. Program Director for Banner Health, $10B non-profit integrated delivery network with 30 hospitals, Nikila focuses on investing in innovation partnerships that align Banner Health and the external innovation ecosystem to unlock transformational value. Leveraging an engineering mindset, business acumen, and strategy leadership, Nikila is able to identify, evaluate, and execute high-impact strategies that drive favorable financial outcomes for businesses.
This training will focus on:
- Refining Your Pitch
- Practice Pitch Round
- Effective Communication Strategies
You only get one chance to make a great first impression and you don’t want to blow it. What you say and how you say it are incredibly important when it comes to fundraising! Whether it is an investor email or an in-person pitch, it’s essential to learn the communication etiquette that investors prefer. Investors speak a certain language.
Startups receive 1:1 sessions with Susan, Brittany, and angel investors to prepare for final pitch day.
Transforming Your Business Results - (On Demand) Tues, April 27th
Instructor: Jackie Lyles | CEO, Jackie Lyles Group
Jackie Lyles is CEO of the Jackie Lyles Group, champion connector and innovation advisor. Her work with clinical and technical teams has led to the launch of new innovative medical products and services such as Baylor College of Medicine SmartPod™, equipped with mobile applications for provider education and training, and a scanning system for patients and supply tracking. In her role as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Rebellion Photonics Gas Cloud Imaging Cameras, sales went from 3 cameras to orders for 55,000 in 6 months. Rebellion Photonics is now owned by Honeywell. While growth is good, scaling is better! Learn from Jackie how to increase revenues to generate exponential results.
Expert Training & Mentoring - April 28th - 29th
During this time you will receive additional 1:1 mentoring and group coaching from NIHUB experts, coaches and mentors. NIHUB has over 100 mentors!
Final Pitch Day - LIVE Friday, April 30th @ 3pm - 6pm EST
Be Inspired! Get Fired Up!
Hear from Brian Mohika, BSN, RN | Founder & CEO of CathWear
Brian will keynote our final pitch day with encouraging words as a founder of a successful nurse-led startup.
Nadine Afari, MSc | Manager, Research Programs CHOC Children’s, UCI and CTIP
Nadine Afari moderates our pitches, inspiring participants to stay fired up! Nadine has mentored numerous startups given her expertise in product development, to production ramp-up and commercialization.
Each startup in the bootcamp will be given five minutes to pitch their products or ideas to potential investors and a live audience. Each pitch is followed by five minutes for Q&A and feedback from the panel of judges.
The winner will be awarded $2000 in cash and In-Kind services
Present your products to VC’s and attendees
Access to angel investment and venture capital networks
Gain national exposure and access to national healthcare networks